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Our son, Sean has taken over most of the stands at Fairs, Shows and World Textile Days. He will be around and about the country and may well be joined by one or other of us too.

22 Jun 2024: Sashiko Fest
Show
King's Sutton Memorial Hall, King's Sutton, Banbury Oxfordshire
Sat 22 Jun 2024, 10 - 4pm

SashikoFest - A very special event for all lovers of things Japanese - especially textiles and Japanese stitching.

This show is organised by our friend and World Textile Day colleague Susan Briscoe - a renowned traveller, author and teacher of Japanese techniques in textiles.

Workshops, talks and stalls. 

Janice Gunner - internationally renowned quilter, dyer and author will also be demonstrating and giving a talk

 

 

10 Jul 2024 to 11 Jul 2024: World Textile Bazaar
Show
Hellen's Manor, Much Marcle, Ledbury HR8 2LY
Wed 10 Jul 2024 to Thu 11 Jul 2024, 10 - 4 pm

Another chance to spend a couple of summer days in the grounds of this wonderful Manor House in deepest Herefordshire - Gloucestershire.

More details are here 

7 Sep 2024: World Textile Day Wales
Show
Minerva Centre Great Oak Street, Llanidloes, Mid Wales SY18 6BY
Sat 7 Sep 2024, 10 - 4 pm

Always a great day out with specialist traders, great refreshments and talks in the morning and afternoon.

Plentiful free parking nearby and free entry.

Save the date for 2024....more details as soon as we have them will be on our website

 

 

 

 

 

14 Sep 2024: World Textile Day Market
Show
Chipping Norton Guildhall
Sat 14 Sep 2024, 10 - 4 pm
28 Sep 2024 to 29 Sep 2024: Yarndale!
Show
Skipton Auction Mart, Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1UD
Sat 28 Sep 2024 to Sun 29 Sep 2024, Saturday 10 - 5.30pm Sunday 10 - 4.30pm

We will be here again - at this fabulous woolly and textile show.

5 Oct 2024: World Textile Day West
Show
Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road Saltford Bristol BS31 3BY
Sat 5 Oct 2024, 10 - 4 pm

Always a great day out with specialist traders, great refreshments and talks in the morning and afternoon.

Plentiful free parking nearby and free entry. This great venue is also very accessible by bus from both Bristol and Bath.

All details as soon as we have them will be on our website 

STOP PRESS: 11 am Our special guest speaker will be Fiona Kerlogue former curator of Asian Anthropology at The Horniman Museum in London and the author of several books on Asian textiles.

23 Oct 2024: Ledbury Quilters
Talk
Beautiful batik textiles from Java. You will never look at batik in the same way again!
Ledbury Rugby Club, Ross Road, Ledbury HR8 2LP
Wed 23 Oct 2024, 7.30 pm

   

The people of Java produce the finest batik in the world, and yet most of the makers are poor and their stories remain untold.

The traditions of making this unique fabric by waxing and dyeing are centuries old and carefully passed on from mother to daughter.

You will be amazed at the patience and expert skills which are needed to make these beautiful cloths and fascinated by the stories and the people behind them.

2 Nov 2024: World Textile Day South
Show
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Brockenhurst Hampshire SO42 7RY
Sat 2 Nov 2024, 10 - 4 pm

Lots of lovely World Textiles, refreshments, free parking, and talks. Plus space and time to sit down and chat with other textiles fans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 Nov 2024 to 10 Nov 2024: World Textile Bazaar Edinburgh
Show
The Nomad's Tent, 24. St Leonard's Lane, Edinburgh EH8 9SH
Sat 9 Nov 2024 to Sun 10 Nov 2024, 10 - 4 pm

A wonderful chance to visit this Alladin's Cave of a place in the ecntre of Edinburgh. With traders (including us!) and a talk (to be confirmed who is the mystery speaker) at 11 am on Sunday. 

Traders all weekend.

 

 

 

17 May 2025: Herefordshire Weavers Spinners and Dyers
Talk
A journey through south east Asia showing fabulous textiles and the vital role they play in the lives of those who make, use and wear them.
Stretton Sugwas, Herefordshire
Sat 17 May 2025, 10 - 4 pm

 

Come on a journey from Guizhou and Yunnan in south western China all the way through Laos, Thailand, Java and the islands as far as the island of Sumba In Indonesia. On the way you can admire the wonderful variety of techniques used to make hand made textiles and beautiful garments which show the identity of the women (and some men of course!) who make, use and wear them.

Embroidery, applique and dyeing with natural dyes, fine brocade weaving,  ikat (both weft and warp)  batik and the production of hemp and silk fabrics are all still much in evidence in these areas rich in textile heritage.